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Montecito Estate

Montecito Estate — Listed for $15,750,000.

Seldom in a Realtor’s career does the opportunity arise to represent such an incredibly well built, hand crafted masterpiece as the home I recently sold on 550 Freehaven Drive.  Truly an honor and a pleasure to represent the buyers of this spectacular estate in Montecito.

In  September, I entered into my 28th year as a Realtor in Montecito. Having the privilege of marketing properties for my clients gives me great reward. I hope that I have the opportunity to help make your buying or selling experience an exceptional one.

Please call upon me for all your Real Estate needs.

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2014 Summer Solstice Parade in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

Santa Barbara Summer Solstice Parade

The Solstice Parade had it beginning in Santa Barbara in 1974 and has evolved into a parade of more than 1,000 parade participants, consisting of human powered floats, strange costumes and choreographed dance groups. Over the years it has developed into the second largest parade in Santa Barbara drawing crowds of over 80,000.
With the beautiful weather Santa Barbara has been having it seems like it’s been summer for two months already!

The official time of Summer Solstice is 4:30 Saturday morning.  But more importantly, the official time of the parade in Santa Barbara is at 12:00 Saturday.  The parade route starts at Cota and runs up State Street to Micheltorena.  Parade enthusists can follow the parade to Alameda Park where a full weekend of festivities will follow.

The Schedule of Solstice events are as follows:
Festival Main Stage – Alameda Park – Schedule for Friday June 20th, 2014

4:00 Art Cisneros, Chumash Elder, (Invocation)
4:15 Iridescence: A MermaidTribe (Presents “Mer Theatre”
5:00 Milo Destanovski & Friends (Macedonian Folk)
5:50 SB Dance Arts (Hip Hop Performance Group)
6:00 TINA SCHLIESKE AND THE GRACELAND EXILES W/ SISTER LAURA (Americana Rock n’ Roll)
6:45 RemJ (Michael Jackson Impersonator)
7:30 Raw Silk w/ Leslie Lembo (SB favorite band reunited for Solstice 2014!) (soul/funk/jazz)

 


Festival Main Stage Schedule for Saturday June 21st, 2014

 

12:00 Ulysses S Jasz (New Orleans Dixieland Jazz)
1:00 The Kinds (Rock/Folk Alternative)
2:00 Cornerstone (Reggae)
3:00 David Courtenay and the Castawaves (West Coast Roots/rock/ reggae)
4:00 Area 51 (soul/funk)
5:15 Camille Umoff Band (Pop/Rock)
6:00 Grooveshine ( Funk Reggae Groove)
7:00 Tommy and The High Pilots (Alt. Rock Pop)
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Montecito home Just SOLD!

boundary ArialJust sold, another great home estate site in Montecito. Located at 1920 Boundary Drive in Birnam Wood. Closing price $1,950,000

Possibly the best one acre lot in the gated Birnam Wood Country Club, complete with a vintage pool and pool house.  Once the pool house for the famed Bechtel Estate the home was split off during the creation of Birnam Wood Country Club.  Ideally situated off the golf course this understated home could be used as an eventual estate site or could be a great candidate for a remodel/addition.

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New Home For Sale In Santa Barbara

Great new listing, just came on the market.  This very clean 2 bedroom 2 bathroom offers

large square footage vaulted ceilings and is ready to move into with new carpet, paint and

fixtures.  Great opportunity to move into the Mountain View School District at an affordable

price.  The complex offers pool, tennis  playground and more. Don’t miss out on this great

value.  Well priced homes don’t last long in this market.

New listing, great value!

New listing, great value!

Property address is 5317 Traci Drive Santa Barbara near Goleta.  Open house this Friday from 10:00-1:00 and Sunday 2:00-4:00.  Hope to see you then!

 

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Santa Barbara Weather

Santa Barbara HarborToday’s weather forecast for Santa Barbara is another beautiful day in paradise. Tomorrow’s forecast is calling for yet another perfect day in Santa Barbara.

Is it really fair to the rest of the country suffering from sub-zero temperatures that we should be wearing shorts on the beach  in January?  Well, this is why we have all migrated to the Santa Barbara area – to spend our golden years in the warm California sun.  If you ever wonder what drives the price of homes, you better believe our weather is one of the main driving forces.

If you are new to the area or planning a vacation to southern California, take a look at this graph for the best months to visit for weather.

Some other Santa Barbara weather facts are:

– On average the warmest month to visit is August.

– On average the coolest month is December.

– The highest recorded temperature was 109 degrees in 1985.

– The lowest recorded temperature was 20 degrees in 1990.

– February is on average the wettest month.

Be sure to call your “out of state” friends and family and let them know that you are strolling on the beach under sunny skies and 82 degree temps.  There is no better reminder of why you call one of the best cities in the world in which to live home.

 

 

 

 

 

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Santa Barbara Mesa Home is a “Best Buy”

Mesa Homes For Sale

Mesa Homes For Sale

Don’t miss this incredible “best buy” on Santa Barbara’s most sought after Mesa neighborhood. Newly listed for sale in July, this beautifully remodeled view home offers 5 bedrooms 3 bathrooms, spacious lot, incredible pool, views of the city/mountains/Santa Barbara Mission, all underground utilities and is just a few houses away from Ellings Park. Now reduced down below market value to $1,395,000 this property is a bargain.

Open today from 1:00-4:00. Please come visit and see for yourself why this home is one of Santa Barbara’s best real estate values.

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New listing In The Santa Barbara Foothills

Great Views and Decks

Mountain View From Home

If you are looking for a great valued home in Santa Barbara under a million dollars then please don’t miss this great new listing price at only $949,000. Located in the Mission Canyon Foothills at 2822 Ben Lomond this spacious house offers expansive views of the mountains and is loaded with charm. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is light, bright and offers a great central floor plan, great entertaining decks with exceptional mountain views an attached two car garage. As an added feature the home also offers the possibility of dual family living. A great neighborhood to go walking, hikeing or biking and even a better, it’s simply a great place to call home.

Best Neighborhood

Great private location

With the Santa Barbara Real Estate home values, increasing this newly listed property is considered a best buy. Located in the highly sought after Roosevelt School District, Santa Barbara Jr High and Santa Barbara Sr High it could be perfect for families or couples alike.

 

 

If you are searching for the perfect home and a great Realtor please stop by my first open house tomorrow, Saturday March 2, from 1:00 to 4:00. I would enjoy the opportunity to meet you.

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New listing in Santa Barbara

Great Value

Beautifully restored light and bright centrally located California Cottage nestled in the foothills of

the Mesa. This 1930’s home exudes the charm and craftsmanship of how quality homes used to be

built back in the day. Recent upgrades to the home include all new electrical service, new kitchen

appliances, newly refinished hardwood floors, new paint inside and out, new sewer line between the

street and house with a new back flow valve, updated asphalt shingle roof and a recently slurry

coated driveway.                                                                         Priced at $539,000.

Call Ryan Strehlow, Associate Broker – Coldwell Banker at (805) 705-8877 for a private showing.

Open house this Saturday and Sunday.

Built in desk and newly refinished hardwood floors

Sunny Master bedroom

 

1601 Calle Canon, Santa Barbara

Beautifully Restored Home

 

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Montecito Real Estate, This Home For Sale is a Best Buy

Fully tiled and built in cabinets like you would see with garage envyIf you are looking for suggestions on buying a quality home that is move in ready and is truly a Montecito Best Buy, then you really need to take a look at this incredible real estate opportunity. Centrally located just minutes from shopping and the beach in a highly sought after neighborhood in the faboulous Montecito Cold Springs School District (for more information on all Santa Barbara schools and report cards visit my website), this home has a lot to offer. This four bedroom 3 bath home is a perfect example of the “open floor plan”.  Large sliding glass doors lead you from the house out to one of the most impressive back yard home intertainment areas, where you will spend your leasure time enjoying the outdoor TV or relaxing in the spa overlooking the sunsets on the Santa Ynez mountains. Aproximatly 1.1 acres of lush oak studded grounds are  completly fenced for dogs and gated for privacy.  This mostly level lot offers great mountain views and a park like setting.  Open this Sunday or available by appointment by calling Ryan direct at: 805 705-8877.  Located at 2516 Sycamore Canyon Road, you trully will not find a better property for $1,999,000.  For a Photo tour of the home click on this link: http://www.sbphototours.com/preview/Default.php?ListingID=5640&AgentID=963&branded=1&AutoStart=TRUE&maxWindow Gated home for sale in montecito Cold Springs School District

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